Rosemary Vaughn’s recently released novel Penny for Your Thoughts is set mainly on the Canadian prairies. This historical romance covering several decades follows the life of Penny Ryan, beginning with her father’s life during the Depression and WWII. Growing up and living in the fictional town of Crocus Plains, Penny’s life interacts with Sheryl, Libby and Corbin, characters from Vaughn’s award-winning debut novel Love on the Misty Isles, making the novel a prequel as well as a sequel. Penny encounters opportunities for love, but it never lasts. Will Penny’s life story reconnect her with early friendships and find true love? Will her story return the reader to the Misty Isles? Readers who have urged Vaughn for this second book will discover the answers by reading it. Both books will be available at the Festival. The author is looking forward to the event as it will be the third festival in which she has participated and enjoyed.
Born and raised on the Canadian prairies, Rosemary and her family immigrated to North Dakota in the mid 1970s. The settings of the novels remain in Canada, indicating that you can take the girl out of Canada, but you can’t take Canada out of the girl. A former high school English teacher and professor of Teacher Education at UND, she has drawn on her experience in education, living on the remote islands of Haida Gwaii (the Misty Isles), and growing up on the Canadian prairies to bring authenticity to her novels. Retired, she and her husband spend summers in Minnesota lake country and winters in Florida, thus she has adopted the title “Pine to Palm Writer.” Readers can visit Vaughn on her website at www.rosemaryvaughn.com or Facebook author page at www.facebook.com/authorrosemaryvaughn.